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Jennifer Aniston Is In Trouble For Use Of The "R" Word!

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Jennifer Aniston used to word "retard" during an interview on Live with Regis and Kelly and advocates for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are up in arms!

And rightfully so!

Regis Philbin was commenting on her Barbra Streisand inspired photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar saying, "You're playing dress up!" Jen's response?

"Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!"

WTF? Talk about a face-palm moment!

Kirsten Seckler, a spokeswoman for the Special Olympics says:

"Sadly, people use the word pervasively even if they don't realize it. People with intellectual disabilities have fought their whole lives for understanding and recognition. When people continue to use the R word, it's hurtful.

"Think before you speak especially when you're making fun of yourself or others. We have a very passionate group of people advocating for change in their communities and schools to change the use of this word."

She better get her PR people on this, stat!

Check out her cringe-worthy comment around the 2:00 mark!

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150 comments to “Jennifer Aniston Is In Trouble For Use Of The "R" Word!”

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  1. 1

    STFU FAT BOY!!!!!!!! YOU'RE THE BIGGEST RETARD OF THEM ALL.



  2. 2

    I WISH PEOPLE WOULD JUST MELLOW OUT AND SMOKE A JOINT, TAKE A PILL OR WHATEVER AND GET OFF OF THE "POLITICALLY CORRECT" CRAP!!!!! BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT IS CRAP! AS IF



  3. 3

    Everyone says things they don't mean to, and, unfortunately, she was on TV when it happened. Sofia Vergara made the same mistake when she accidentally said she'd been raped. Get over it.



  4. 4

    Big fucking deal! That's RETARDED. Who cares if she said that!? Retards need to stop complaining because that's what they are. I'm not gonna get made at people that call me a girl. Guess what….I AM A GRIL! If you're a retard, then you're a retard! Get over it! Retard is a perfectly ok word to use. According to the dictionary retard means "slow; hindering from accomplishment; holding back; slowing down." She used it perfectly in context. She plays dress up like how LITTLE GIRLS do - HENCE the assumption that she acts like a little girl for a living or does what lil girls do for a living. She has not progressed into the next stage.



  5. 5

    Stupid retards



  6. 6

    People use the word all the time. I'm not saying this makes it right, but why complain about Jen using it when just about everyone else does? It's not meant as an insult and most people don't even connect with word with anyone who is mentally challenged.



  7. 7

    They always pick on celebs. Who the heck cares, she was clearly making fun of herself for choosing the acting career. Eff off Perez your hate for Jennifer is getting old.



  8. 8

    Seems nobody can say chit anymore. I guess Fucktard is out of the question too right?



  9. 9

    why must everyone get all up in arms over a stupid word…geezus. I'm so tired of this. It's a word…she didn't call someone a retard.



  10. 10

    I realize that this could be used to make Jen Aniston seem bitchy or insensitive, but truth is, EVERYONE uses that word. Same way as they use the word gay. So if you want to blame anyone, blame whoever started that trend of using the word out of context.



  11. 11

    Hmmm…considering you used the "F" word in a public way and felt justified, I don't think you have a lot of room to talk. You are such a effin' hypocrite and a hippo for that matter.



  12. 12

    Puuleeaase. Politically correct crap - people need to chill out.
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas



  13. 13

    You people are awfully sensitive over words.



  14. 14

    Ok, she shouldn't have said it. But it's a mistake, and so many of us say the same thing everyday. I've made a concerted effort to avoid using the word lately, but every now and then it slips. It's mean, and it's hurtful, but it does happen.



  15. 15

    Thats retarded



  16. 16

    poor jen, the media loves being hard on this girl. she deserves better

  17. Slore says – reply to this


    17

    Whatever! I say retard all the time. Retard.



  18. 18

    I have not posted a comment on this website in the longest time, however felt compelled to after reading this. THE CORRECT MEDICAL TERM TO DESCRIBE A PERSON WITH LIMITED MENTAL COGNITION (i.e. IQ OF LESS THAN 70) IS MENTALLY "RETARDED," OR A "RETARD." What the hell is this BS about the so-called "r-word" that can't even be spelled out now? As for Jen, who cares except the Special Olympics committee if she uses the word in an incorrect context, and happened to be on television?



  19. 19

    Well that's just retarded…



  20. 20

    Ok… This politically correct crap is stupid… Anything to get their personal agenda out there. Who the hell cares its used every day



  21. 21

    retards does not refer to mentally challanged - it means 'slow'. get over yourself. people need to stop being so damn offensive. it's getting absolutely ridiculous. what if she say "i was dressing up like i'm stooooopid"….does that mean she offended stupid people?



  22. 22

    Kirsten Seckler is a RETARD!



  23. 23

    Did you get punched in the face for using the "F#$"?

  24. sbegs says – reply to this


    24

    This political correctness is making me sick and ruining our country! I feel like I can't say ANYTHING without offending someone. Ridiculous. Grow some balls and suck that shit up.



  25. 25

    oh and how many times do you use it on this website alone? think before you bash someone there



  26. 26

    ok…come on!!! this is ridiculous! Using the word 'retard' in this context is not the same as seeing a mentally challenged person and called them retarded. stop whining about all this p.c. crap and concern yourself with things of substance instead of worrying about stepping on toes!!



  27. 27

    Ah…poor Jen she is so loving and I know she did NOT mean anything towards the Special Olympics or people that are handicapped. Retard is a slang word really should be added to the dictionary Retard: meaning acting goofy, silly, or younger then your age. Not Retard meaning someone with a disability. I would be MORE offended if she used RETARD to call out people with a disability. That is using the word RETARD wrongly. Retard is slang like the word PIMP. Guess Pimps everywhere need to join together and sue the shows Pimp My Ride and all others who use the word Pimp not meaning a man who sells women to others for pleasure. Jen SHOULD NOT have to apologize for this but I'm SURE she will. Special Olympics get a LIFE…..anything for attention and money for your fund….now that's truly RETARDED! Enough said!



  28. 28

    Big deal over nothing



  29. 29

    it's a word - on top of that, i didn't think it was pc to call a retard a retard anyway…….mentally handicapped or disabled is what i thought they wanted to be called -oh well, people need something to bitch about i suppose………



  30. 30

    I don't like how the word is being used negatively, but in Jennifer's defense sometimes we all slip and say things that are not sensitive to other people and we really do not mean to hurt people. She's doing an interview, probably stressed a bit and uses the first word that comes to mind, it's not that big of a deal.



  31. 31

    Re: xcalibur – right you are he is the biggest retard.

  32. Payen says – reply to this


    32

    People need to lighten up and quit being so PC. Look up the word "retarded" and see what it means. What is this country coming to? Spare me.



  33. 33

    The thing is retards will never acheive what she has so therefore light up retard foundation.

  34. HeBop says – reply to this


    34

    Oh please!!! Get over it already. While it's not a word I like to use it happens. How is it any different than evey hetrosexual person I know using the word gay in the same context. Why is that okay? All this political correctness has gotten way out of hand. If everyone just lightens up the world would be a much happier place. There are far more important matters to worry about it the world such as the oil spill in the gulf and the fact that the government it to ignorant to admit to the actual seriousness of it.



  35. 35

    Oh god, give me an f-n break. That word has become way more than that. People are so uptight…. just accept the word as a new word for "weird and messed up" — like getting drunk is getting retarded. Loosen up, America!!! "Special people" cant even tell when they are being insulted so who cares….. normal people are the only ones who get all butthurt about it!!!



  36. 36

    i can not believe i'm growing up in a world where people can hardly say anything, everythings "offensive". people need get over themselves seriously and lighten up. it's not as though she used the word in an offensive way or to purposely hurt someone. so what does it matter



  37. 37

    Retard is my favorite word.



  38. 38

    Oh please.



  39. 39

    gosh. people are soo frickin sensitive. i can't walk around on egg shells and be afraid of who i'm gonna offend. if its so offensive why did everyone laugh when she said it? fucking retards…



  40. 40

    I work with adults with developmental disabilities and help them with their self advocacy. When I tried to use the "r" word in a group discussion about fighting back against its use, the people in the room were so upset when they heard it that some started crying, some walked out and some just fell silent. I agree it needs to be erased from our vocabulary and thought of as hurtful and blasphemous to people as the "n" word is.



  41. 41

    Here we go again with all the PC bullshit…seriously people we bitch about being politically corect and those PETA RETARDS need to get a fucken life!!!!



  42. 42

    ooh too afraid of offending someone? retards dont watch tv anyway



  43. 43

    lol at you perez. is it because it hits close to home? Do you recognize yourself in that word?



  44. 44

    I work with special needs children, so I always really notice when people use that term in a demeaning way..but I was watching, and I don't think she meant it to insult anyone with special needs.. A lot of people throw that word around too often and in the wrong context, which is sad, but it's just like people say "oh that's gay" and then realize they were an idiot for saying it afterwards. She probably realized right after, oh no, what'd I just say..but that's how people are, we're all capable of saying the wrong things sometimes. We're all capable of forgiveness, and she just set the wrong example today, but she usually sets a great example. The Black Eyed Peas came out with a song with that word in the title..society long before Jennifer Aniston began using that word..and maybe this happening today will teach others a lesson not to continue saying it, if they currently use that term loosely. Jennifer Aniston has done so much good, just focus on that.



  45. 45

    If the "Developmentally Challenged" and their advocates came up with a user friendly term that wasn't 10 syllables long, maybe they get higher compliance rate. Retarded is an easy to use 3 syllables.



  46. 46

    get over it. its a word, she didn't mean to actually offend the mentally challenged. Just like saying something is "gay" doesnt mean you are intending to offend homosexuals. People overreact about EVERYTHING.



  47. 47

    this is annoying shit right here. People need to CALM DOWN and relax a bit. Now-a-days we can't say It's getting ridiculous. FUCKING stop making a big deal out of nothing and focus your efforts on something important….. I bet the real retards of the world don't give two fucks, it's the people who aren't retarded that make the big stink. fucking retards



  48. 48

    wtf???seriously?!!! omfg!!! GET.OVER.IT.PEOPLE!! She was not using the word in relation to anyone with a mental disability. she was poking fun at herself. BIG WHOOPTIE DOO!! people need to get over it. seems like in the world we live in today, we have to watch what we say. If you do not like what you hear, change the channel, switch the station, look the other way!!!!! it wasn't a comment geared towards the special olympics committee or its members. I guess some people, or should i say organizations?, just want to some cameratime. P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C. We stand behind you jen! :)



  49. 49

    Americans always get upset about nothing, who care if she used the word RETARD, get over it people.



  50. 50

    retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard. retard.
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  51. 51

    OMG! ENOUGH with the fucking political correctness, people! Put on your big people pants and move on!!!!!!



  52. 52

    i dont think it was meant that way, retard is like the word gay, it started out as a different meaning, and then it became kind of a different meaning. the way she used it, its like "i dress up for a living like a wierdo, crazy person, etc" get over it people. i dont think retard is acceptable when used towards an actuall disabled person. but whatever, jen looks like she smells good. cant a sweet smelling girl get some respect??



  53. 53

    ONLY IN AMERICA!



  54. 54

    That's so gay! HAHAHA!



  55. 55

    wow really who the fuck caresss anymore



  56. 56

    Well at least she didnt use the word F aggot , oh wait thats your favorite saying, right FatAss.



  57. 57

    get over it. Politically correct or not - a lot of people say it, and the meaning of the word has changed over time.



  58. 58

    For every retard including the retard that is a spokesperson for the Special Olympics, the word retard is no longer offensive to the Autistic community, yah I said it so tell the lady to get to the current century because retards are no longer retards they are autistic. Let us take a moment to thank the insurance companies for giving us a derogatory term back yeyyyyy!!!!!!!!

  59. esj says – reply to this


    59

    this effing biatch that looks like a horse tries to be cute and fails. dumb! you're no good but holding smartwater and getting paid for it.

    she makes the dumbest and insensitive statements, on the other hand she is so much like her ex-beau john mayer. john wants to be intellectually funny but this horse-faced jen bombs statements like her silly movies!



  60. 60

    Christ, she's only human for god's sake, leave the woman alone. And Perez, you say much much more worse stuff all the time.



  61. 61

    she's a stupid loser



  62. 62

    If Gagme said it Perez would say that she is "amazeballs"! Just b/c he hates Jen is why he is making such a big deal about it! Don't get me wrong it wasn't right, I'm just saying Perez has a double standard!



  63. 63

    People need to stop getting crazy over s..hit like this..it's like you can't open your mouth without insulting someone or some group…. Stop it with all this PC stuff already…I feel like as society we're becoming such softies…offended by anything…it's pathetic.



  64. 64

    so sad :(

  65. Beccx says – reply to this


    65

    So what. The only people that get upset hearing the word RETARD are the people that make them.



  66. 66

    It's getting ridiculous. Why don't we just all tape our mouths shut so we don't say something "inappropriate?"



  67. 67

    I remember when Obama said something about the special olympics and he was force to apologize b/c ppl were up in arms. Anyways am pretty sure she didn't think twice about using the word so its clear she meant no ill will.



  68. 68

    You have to be retarded to watch crap like this or tv period.



  69. 69

    You see how people come to the defense of that smug a-hole. Chill out indeed…she's not gorgeous, not talented — and certainly mean spirited in her dopey remark. Keep defending her bloggers…absolute stupidity.



  70. 70

    Oh, psht! Come on! I work with mentally disabled people and yeah, it sucks when people mis-use the word… but unless they ARE TRYING to offend/hurt/harm these people… what's the big fuss about!!



  71. 71

    Get a grip people! Stop being so damn supersensitive. Retard, retard, retard…



  72. 72

    People seriously need to lighten up. Now it is called the "R" word? Are you kidding me? I sure hope she doesn't apologize, because all this PC crap is getting ridiculous. Right or wrong, like it or not, that word has evolved to a new slang meaning that means somebody who is acting silly or goofy. The people that use it are not even thinking about actual handicapped people. Think about it…why would we call ourselves and our friends a word that we thought was an insult???



  73. 73

    Nothing wrong with it - sorry.
    "retard" doesn't mean your referring to a mentally handicapped person. Many words have multiple meanings….stop being so overly sensitive to RIDICULOUS things!

  74. o2bme says – reply to this


    74

    That is sofa king we todd it!



  75. 75

    its not like she was using it in a way to make fun of people with disabilities - relax people



  76. 76

    Re: Horndog – where does peta fit into this?



  77. 77

    RETARD! RETARD! RETARD! They don't even call themselves "retards" anymore, so as far as I am concerned the word is up for grabs, RETARDS!!!!

  78. Daily says – reply to this


    78

    What a stupid asshole. Funny how her pr team first stop to clean up the shit Jen made is Perez site. They are so scared of Perez.



  79. 79

    How stupid. She didn't mean anything bad by saying it. Get the fuck over it.



  80. 80

    Re: Daily – th==your sentence makes no sense



  81. 81

    i hate this woman - but for god sakes this f-ing political correctness has gone too far - RETARDS! everyone is retarded! tards!



  82. 82

    It's a habit that people need to break. Now that she has to realize how offensive that is, she should make a short and sweet apology. Mental illness is no laughing, off-the-cuff matter! Should people be mad at her, nope!



  83. 83

    Seriously mario, all the hate you spew and this is the worst you can get on aniston?



  84. 84

    The word "retard" is never used to describe developmentally challenged people.
    It is ALWAYS used to describe real retards. If they take "retard" away from us, how will we talk about Paris Hilton?



  85. 85

    BTW, people ARE BORN with retardation. It's absolutely NOT A CHOICE, such as homosexuality, etc.



  86. 86

    Re: SmackUTwice – Well then, you are thee wrong person to be working with mentally ill people, as they need professionals helping them. Bye-bye.



  87. 87

    Seriously, it's only a word, but it is a throwback word and is one of those words that have moved up in the ranks to insensitive. Actually I thought only girls below the age of 14 used that word.



  88. 88

    Yeah, I really dislike it when people use that word. "Retard" isn't even a noun; it's a verb meaning to slow down or restrict, and someone with mental retardation has slower learning processes than "typical" people (you can put a retarding device on a car to keep it from going over a certain speed). So what does she really mean? Why didn't she say "Like a dork" or "like a dufus" or "like a bozo" — what retarded person plays dress up for a living, Jennifer? I don't know how she got that non-word into her vocabulary (despite the fact that many people here say they use it "all the time." I've never used it). I do consider it distasteful, but apart from that, it's unimaginative and doesn't really express what people are trying to say. The term "idiot" has become acceptable as a label for someone with poor cognitive abilities or judgment. I think of "retard" (the noun) as a word used by uneducated or unrefined people–people with limited vocabularies. I wouldn't have expected Aniston to use it. It's a word that makes me wince for several reasons–the implied offense/label, and the fact that it doesn't mean what people intend it to mean. Oh, and because it's just such a junior high school cliche.



  89. 89

    get a life there is always something stupid to complain about..You don't call mentally challenged people retards anyway..who ever finds this word offensive is a retarded fuck.



  90. 90

    It's a ridiculous term; "retard" is a verb, not a noun. And what "retarded person" plays dress up for a living, Jennifer? It's not even an accurate sentence. When I hear someone use that non-word I realize he/she has a limited vocabulary and, worse, a limited imagination. There are so many good words Jennifer could have used: dufus, dweeb, dork, twit….a mentally retarded person is someone who learns more slowly than "typical" people — so how would that relate to dressing up? It's really lame. I've never used that "word" and am surprised to see so many people comment here that it's commonplace. I'd be really stunned to hear anyone over the age of 14 call someone a "retard." Jennifer seems to think it's OK to use it if she is talking about HERSELF, but I wouldn't have expected her to use such an uncreative and cliched word. It's really DORKY to use it. She could have gone for "toad" or "idiot" or "feeb" or "loser."

    I swear like a Greek sailor and don't mind profanity, but I agree that she should apologize for saying something so stupid. You don't compare yourself to an Olympian if you aren't comparable; and you don't compare yourself to something slow-processing if you aren't slow. Then again, her use of that word in AIR suggests she really does have some judgment limitations…



  91. 91

    Don't be a hypocrite Mario.



  92. 92

    Completely harmless. She wasn't being hurtful, mean, or heartless - she was making fun of herself. People have too much time on their hands if they get mad at this!



  93. 93

    Re: Slore – Okie dokie then, N*GGER. How does that feel?!?



  94. 94

    you cant say or do anything anymore without it being "politically incorrect"! American's are so fucking up tight and worried all the time about who they are going to offend its ridiculous!



  95. 95

    Please climb out of Angelina's ass.



  96. 96

    If Angelina said "retardm" i bet he wouldn't even post it.



  97. 97

    People who find this offensive are just right for the special olympics

  98. @v@ says – reply to this


    98

    Proof read. (Used 'to' word retard…)



  99. 99

    The word police are out in full force…they're always the lowest liberal perverts.



  100. 100

    According to most comments here there seem to be some hurtful words that are ok to say, but some that aren't, like the n-word. How about words that are disrespectful to the disabled or Jews or Hispanics - are they ok? Aniston and her Hollywood friends would be the first to condemn someone using the n-word, but they are obviously hypocrites. She just got caught saying something publicly that she's obviously comfortable saying privately.

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